'''Atari''' is a corporate and brand name owned by several entities since its inception in 1972, currently by Atari Interactive
, a subsidiary of the French publisher Atari, SA
[ "Atari word mark and logo are trademarks owned by Atari Interactive, Inc."]
The original Atari, Inc.
founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell
and Ted Dabney
was a pioneer in arcade game
s, home video game console
s, and home computer
s. The company's products, such as ''Pong
'' and the Atari 2600
, helped define the electronic entertainment industry from the 1970s to the mid-1980s.
In 1984, the original Atari Inc. was split due to its role in the video game crash of 1983
, and the arcade division was turned into Atari Games|Atari Games Inc
Atari Games received the rights to use the logo and brand name with appended text "Games" on arcade...